Associate in Arts in Social Justice Studies for Transfer (AA-T) Degree
Social Justice Studies focus on understanding the different ways power and privilege work in our society in order to create a better world. As an interdisciplinary major, we combine approaches from sociology, psychology, and history, along with studying art, literature, and popular culture to understand the struggles that people face and to begin thinking about how to help make them better. By examining race/ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, national origin, and (dis)ability, as well as how these parts of who we are intersect to create individual identities, we are to focus on how to help people and fight for what is right. This major is perfect for any student looking to transfer into programs in race/ethnic studies, Black or African American studies, Latinx/Chicanx studies, Asian/Asian American studies, gender and sexuality studies, LGBTQ+/queer studies, or fields like sociology, history, psychology, English, or cultural studies.
Required Core Courses:
Required List A Courses:
Students must complete three (3) courses from at least two (2) of the following areas
Area 1 - History & Government
Area 2 - Arts & Humanities
Area 3 - Social Science
Area 4 - Quantitative Reasoning & Research Methods
Area 5 - Major Preparation
Total Credit Hours: 18.00-19.00
Prospective transfer students should complete the general education and lower division requirements of the school to which they will be transferring (IGETC or CSUGE Breadth). See a counselor for details. Information is also available at www.assist.org.
A student receiving a degree in this field will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the histories and experiences of selected U.S. racial/ethnic groups and their contributions to the development of U.S. society.
- Identify issues such as gender, race, class, ethnicity, and nationality as they intersect with the social justice issues of racism, sexism, classism, and other oppressive structures within society.
- Comprehend social justice as a basic human right and understand the all people, no matter what their age, race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation or ability deserve equal economic and social rights and opportunities.